Flightless Ladybugs

Flightless Ladybugs (original title)

Nakagawa Ku (author)



South Korea's extreme education system revolves around a single national college exam, Suneung, where parents often give their child a head start by starting as early as 2 years. The story peeks into this issue through a confused student who routinely pours over Suneung exam papers. He one day encounters his 4 year old self and follows him to a core of his memory where he is reminded of his creativity that he lost for the sake of Suneung. The theme is based around the idea where over educating can have this cruel effect of crushing creativity. In the story, the student realises he gave up what he was most passionate about because of having to adhere with the education system in Korea. Another sub theme toys with the idea of "simply giving things a go". Can he break free from Suneung's great looping turmoil? It reflects the symbolic Flightless Ladybug that the child never really tried to draw.

CATEGORY COUNTRY YEAR LENGTH
Fiction film South Korea 2015 00:07:39
CAST

Ajeoshi (Grandfather) Lee Sangho (Grandson, older) Kim Taeyeon (Grandson, younger)

CREW

Director/Writer/Editor myself, Motomi Kakegawa with painting assistance and providing artwork, Cao Guoxia and Seo Taewon for translating

TECHINCAL CHARACTERISTICS

Runtime: 7 minutes 39 seconds Langauge: Korean with English subs Completed: 19 March 2015 Film Colour: Colour Shot with: Lumix G6 using Samyang 50mm lens and 14mm wide angle lens

Best fiction film 2015

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